State and Federal Research

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On this page, we have links to primary law for Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the US. 

Minnesota Resources



Washington County Ordinances


Note: the Washington County Law Library maintains print copies of ordinances for the municipalities within Washington County. 

Legal Publications



Minnesota Legal Resources



Other Local Law Libraries




Wisconsin Resources



Wisconsin Legal Links



Wisconsin Legal Forms



Wisconsin Law Libraries


Wisconsin county law libraries are generally not staffed.  Please contact the county's Clerk of Court for more information about resources and services.

The Washington County Law Library has a small collection of Wisconsin legal materials.  Browse our collection here


Federal Law



United States Code
United States Constitution
Finding Federal Cases
  • Cornell Legal Information Institute. Search U.S. Supreme Court cases by keyword, citation, topic, author, or party name.  Cases contain some internal hyperlinks to referenced law and cases and are downloadable in various formats.
  • Google Scholar Federal Case Search. Google search all federal level cases. Narrow your search results by date or jurisdiction.  Read cases online and use hyperlinks to find referenced cases or cases citing your case.

Federal Court Information and Court Rules

Washington County is located in the Minnesota Federal District and in the Eighth Appellate Circuit.
Court Information
Federal Court Rules
Practice Guides These resources are available at the law library.  

Federal Legislative Resources

Legislative Websites
Legislative Information 

Federal Administrative Resources


Comprehensive Sites
  • USA.gov.  Search or browse for access to government information and services.  
  • U.S. Government Manual.  Contact information, mission statements, organization charts, and other information about all branches of government.  
  • GovSpot.com  Compilation of links to federal and state government services.
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